Sunday, March 16, 2014
Check out this link:
Several good articles for the Christian living with Aspergers Syndrome
The link above has some good articles for the Christian, or Christian spouse of someone with Asperger's Syndrome or high functioning autism (as it is now called).
Best of all, there IS now a Christian counselor and marriage and family therapist who is very familiar with autism and Aspergers! Go to: CounselorStephanieHolmes(dot)com for contact info. She has both personal experience in her own life, and professional experience, with autism spectrum disorders.
AND . . . Drum roll . . . This Christian counselor will counsel patients all over the world via Skype, so no worries if her office is too far away. That may sound iffy, but I vouch for her. This counselor is legit. She knows her autism stuff, and seems biblically solid, too. I recently attended a large conference where she was speaking. I am in no way getting compensation or anything for recommending this therapist. I'm just so thrilled SOMEONE has the skills to counsel women and men in Aspergers marriages.
C'mon therapists and counselors out there....the future is here! These Aspergers kiddos diagnosed in the 1990s will be getting married soon, and there will be gazillions of spouses seeking therapists with knowledge of autism. This is seriously an untapped gold mine in the future of the counseling field. Aspie spouses may be the very best therapists due to their personal experience and wisdom acquired over the years. So if looking for a field to study or career change . . . consider counseling with an emphasis on autism and families with special needs.